Search for dissertations about: "modernity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 124 swedish dissertations containing the word modernity.

  1. 1. On Islamism and modernity Analysing Islamist ideas on and visions of the Islamic state

    University dissertation from Umeå : Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Umeå universitet

    Author : Malin Wimelius; Umeå universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Islamism; Islamic state; modernity; content-oriented analysis of ideas; Islamist texts; Qutb; Mawdudi; Khomeini; Jamaat-e-Islami; Front Islamique du Salut; alternative modernity;

    Abstract : This dissertation is a study of Islamist ideas on and visions of the Islamic state. It begins with the observation that although a growing amount of research explores Islamism; few studies closely investigate Islamist ideas. READ MORE

  2. 2. Tradition and Modernity : Images of Jews in Latvian Novels 1934 – 1944

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Anette Reinsch-Campbell; Stockholms universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; anti-Semitism; contact zones; dehumanisation; discourse; social distance; identification; image; Jews; Latvianness; modernity; the other; ‘othering’; stereotype; tradition; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other languages Baltic languages; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga språk Baltiska språk; baltiska språk; Baltic Languages;

    Abstract : Jews have been represented in Latvian literature for centuries. This dissertation investigates the images of Jews in a comprehensive selection of Latvian novels published between 1934–1944 in order to establish whether, and to what extent, the traditional images are subject to change under the pressure of modernity, nationalism and a rapidly changing political situation. READ MORE

  3. 3. Salvation and Modernity : Intellectuals and Faith in Contemporary China

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Institutionen för orientaliska språk

    Author : Fredrik Fällman; Stockholms universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; China; culture; Christianity; intellectuals; salvation; faith; modernity; identity; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other languages Chinese language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga språk Kinesiska;

    Abstract : Christianity, as a religion and as an ethical system, is increasingly important in China today. An analysis of intellectuals and faith is vital to understanding the contemporary intellectual climate in China. READ MORE

  4. 4. Between tradition and modernity The occupational choices of young people in rural Crete

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Nikoleta Ratsika; Umeå universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; rural youth; occupational choice; tradition; modernity;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to investigate the occupational orientations and choices of young people in rural Crete, a society, which is in constant change as it finds itself caught between tradition and modernity. To achieve this, the study looks into two cases: the case of Anogia, a small mountainous cattle-raising village, and the case of Archanes, which is a farming village on a plain. READ MORE

  5. 5. Environmental politics and the enchantment of modernity : mercury and radioactive waste disposal in Sweden

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro universitetsbibliotek

    Author : Ylva Uggla; Örebro universitet.; [2002]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; environmental politics; mercury; radioactive waste; modernity; risk; sociologi; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Sociology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Sociologi; Sociologi; Sociology;

    Abstract : Current Swedish environmental policy embraces the notion of sustainable development and the discourse of ecological modernisation, both of which stress the role of modern institutions in environmental protection work. In pursuing ecological sustainability, the Swedish Government assigns importance to the issue of domestic, safe, final disposal of mercury and radioactive waste; responsibility for mercury and radioactive waste management must not be passed to future generations. READ MORE